Press releases

  • 02 Jan 2016 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the announcement of the National Unity Government to hold parliamentary and district council elections in the second half of 2016.
  • 23 Dec 2015 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack on 21st December near Bagram Air Field, which resulted in the deaths of at least six US service members as well as a number of wounded persons, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
  • 21 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes today’s submission of the final recommendations of the Special Electoral Reform Commission to the National Unity Government. UNAMA commends the Commission for working intensively to deliver on its mandate, for consulting broadly with key electoral stakeholders, and for providing comprehensive proposals to strengthen the integrity, inclusiveness and sustainability of the electoral process.
  • 13 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban’s attack at the Spanish Embassy compound in Kabul as an attack against the entire international community. Yesterday’s attack at the compound claimed the lives of at least two civilians with several more injured, as well as extensive damage to the Embassy complex.
  • 12 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) today released Human Rights and Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Kunduz province.
  • 12 Dec 2015 - NEW YORK - The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack today, 11 December, in the vicinity of the Embassy of Spain in Kabul, which resulted in at least two deaths, an Afghan policeman and an officer of the Spanish National Police serving at the Embassy of Spain, as well as a number of wounded persons, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.
  • 10 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban’s attack at Kandahar Airport, which reportedly killed 39 civilians, including four children, and injured at least 23 civilians.
  • 10 Dec 2015 - KABUL - On the occasion of Human Rights Day 2015 the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) encourages the Afghan authorities to continue their work to promote human rights and safeguard the fundamental freedoms of all Afghans.
  • 06 Dec 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the recent killing of nine civilians when explosive ordinance was fired into the village of Shahi Khil in Wardak. Initial information indicates that the casualties resulted from the impact of a shell fired by the Afghan National Army. Four boys were among the nine killed in the 4 December incident and at least three other persons were injured near a mosque in the village.
  • 01 Dec 2015 - BRUSSELS - Afghanistan faces formidable challenges and continues to need significant attention and sustained assistance from the international community, said UN envoy Tadamichi Yamamoto, speaking at a meeting of foreign ministers at NATO headquarters today.
  • 25 Nov 2015 - KABUL - Today marks the start of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. 25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (EVAW).
  • 11 Nov 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the murder by anti-Government elements of seven civilians, including two women, one girl and two boys, in the southern province of Zabul.  The seven civilians were abducted last month and executed between 6 and 8 November in Arghandab district while armed clashes were reported there between two rival groups of anti-Government elements. 
  • 26 Oct 2015 - KABUL - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the intentional killing of two human rights workers today in Jalalabad. The two killed were employees of the respected Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). Six other AIHRC staff were injured when a remote-controlled improvised explosive device detonated against an AIHRC minibus.
  • 25 Oct 2015 - KABUL - UNAMA wishes to provide some clarity on internal safety and security assessments conducted by the United Nations for the purposes of its operations in Afghanistan. This is necessary following mischaracterisation in the media of UN security assessments. UNAMA regularly analyses the threat environment in which UN staff and other humanitarian entities in Afghanistan live and work.

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